Add a Candle Sconce for Fall

Last week I shared some fall decor ideas for this year.  One of them was a candle sconce, which I am really loving this year!  They are fairly inexpensive, compared to electric wall sconces, and add a beautiful texture and shine to a room. I scoured the internet for some gorgeous new and vintage finds…there really is something for every style!  Here are 20 of my favorites!

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Here are some real-life examples of where and how to use candle sconces inside a home! (Just click on the picture to go to the source)


An entry is a great place to hang a pair of candle sconces…such a cozy way to greet guests when it gets dark so early.

shaker style staircase

Light the path up your stairs with candle sconces.

fireplace with built ins for electronics

The fireplace is a great place for candle sconces, when you are looking for a more affordable solution to electric sconces, with the same amount of beauty.


A pair of sconces can help create beautiful symmetry in a formal room.


Even bathrooms can use sconces!

Untitled-2I hope you feel inspired by this little idea for fall.  Do you have any unique ways you incorporate candles into your home for fall?

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Fall Living Room Details

My Midcentury Fall Living Room | www.theanatomyofdesign.comI’m not a huge Halloween decorator, but starting in October I love adding touches of Fall to my home.  I don’t go overboard, but I do love bringing in leaves and pumpkins and fall colors and patterns.  I haven’t shared many photos of my Seattle living room here on the blog, so I thought it would be a fun time to show you a peek!

My Midcentury Fall Living Room | www.theanatomyofdesign.comThose big windows really make this home feel light and bright even on the grayest Seattle day.  Plus, the fall colors from my view are just getting better and better…such a show going on right now!

My Midcentury Fall Living Room | www.theanatomyofdesign.comI added some velvet pillows and a few throw blankets to the room to add additional pattern and warm texture for the season.

My Midcentury Fall Living Room | www.theanatomyofdesign.comI always love to have something living on my coffee table as a little focal point in the room…leaves clipped from the maple tree in my front yard are adding a stunning little yellow moment to the room right now.

My Midcentury Fall Living Room | www.theanatomyofdesign.comI spray painted a ceramic apple gold last week and I love the way it looks sitting happily on the coffee table.

My Midcentury Fall Living Room | www.theanatomyofdesign.comThis bookcase, though gorgeous, is always a difficult piece for me to style.  Those super big square shelves make it tricky to fill.  But, I added some fall-inspired artwork  I’ve created and books in colors that suited my living room for the season mixed in with some of pottery I’ve collected from Mexico.  This piece is constantly changing.

My Midcentury Fall Living Room | www.theanatomyofdesign.comI love gathering leaves during my walks around the neighborhood and I often like to frame them for simple, inexpensive art around the house.   My Midcentury Fall Living Room | www.theanatomyofdesign.comMy fall mantel is just a simple collection of candlesticks and pumpkins.  Those black tapers were a fun find last year and they looked perfectly spooky for Halloween, but still elegant enough for the entire fall season.

My Midcentury Fall Living Room | www.theanatomyofdesign.comThis little bar cart, a term which I use very loosely since we don’t drink, houses a candle which is burning almost constantly these days and little bits of nature my kids bring home on our walks…that little gold dish is full of pinecones.

My Midcentury Fall Living Room | www.theanatomyofdesign.comThis is a little peek at our front entry.  The lighting makes it incredibly difficult to photograph, but I hung a strand of gold pinecones by the front door, and brought out a boot tray for our rain boots which get daily wear around here.  I also brought in all my plants in for the season and this trio i so happy sitting in that bright window.

My Midcentury Fall Living Room | www.theanatomyofdesign.comHow do you decorate for Fall?  What is your way to bring fall color into your house?

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Fall Decor That Transitions into Christmas

Decorating for the holiday season  is so much fun. I love the anticipation of pulling out the decorations each year, and rediscovering my favorite pieces.  Along with all of my cherished decorations I love to spruce things up with a few new things.  But, decorating for a specific holiday or season can be an expensive hobby…especially since the season doesn’t last that long in relation to the rest of the year.  So, I say look for pieces you can buy now that will transition through Christmas and the entire Winter season.

Here are 7 things to buy now for Fall, but leave up all season…and a few tips on how to style them!


Do you use any of the same Fall decorations for Christmas too?  I’d love to know!  I’ll be back with a little peek at some fall decor in my own house later!

ONE: Stool | Lantern
TWO: Mirror | Luster Glass Hurricane | Brass Net Hurricane | Geo Glass Hurricane
THREE: Floor Lamp | Wood Pedestals
FOUR: Antler Candle Centerpiece | Runner | Table
FIVE: Olive Leaf Swag | Terracotta Pots
SIX: Plaid Pillow | Plaid Throw | Floor Lamp
SEVEN: Candle Sconces | Mirror

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Add A Touch of Red For Fall

I just love the color of that red sofa in the Room of the Week.  It’s bold and warm and looks so great with the blues and yellows in the room.  That particular shade of deep red is HOT this season.  So, even if you aren’t quite ready to invest in a red sofa (not many people are!) just a touch of this color will go a long way this fall season.

I scoured the internet looking for the prettiest red accessories available right now!

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What’s your favorite color to add for fall?

I hope you have a great weekend! I’ll be back next week showing you the progress on my office…my kids finally went to a full week of school so I am finally making some headway into getting it organized!

SOURCES (from top to bottom):Flannel Pillow | Red Upholstered Bench | Red Taper Candlesticks | Red Striped Handtowels | Red Flowers | Red Rug | Red Velvet Pillow | Red Patterned Box | Red Leather Catchall | Red Lamp | Red & Linen Throw Pillow | Red Glass Pendant | Red Candle | Red Floral Photo | Red Throw Blanket

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